Tom Waters is the Defined Contribution Practice Leader at Manning & Napier. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Manning & Napier’s defined contribution investment business across distribution channels and products. He is responsible for implementing brand, messaging, thought leadership, and product set of Manning & Napier’s DCIO business that is kept in line with strategic objectives, industry trends, and policy shifts.
Tom has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Manning & Napier in 2014, he served as a Managing Partner and Investment Consultant at Gosselin Consulting Group. Tom has worked with DC plan sponsors and consultants throughout his career, including positions with JP Morgan Asset Management, OFI Institutional Asset Management, and Putnam Investments. Tom has served as the Vice Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the
Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. He was also a member of the 401(k) Plan Investment Committee for the OppenheimerFunds, Inc. Capital Accumulation Plan.
Tom earned his BA in Economics and Government from Saint Lawrence University and his MBA from the Johnson Graduate
School of Management at Cornell University. He is an NASD Registered Representative and holds Series 7 and 66 licenses.